After being struck by a car on Saturday night, player Kelly Oubre Jr. of the Philadelphia 76ers revealed on Sunday afternoon that he had a broken rib.
He will be reevaluated in one week after missing the team’s home game against the Indiana Pacers on Sunday night.
After being hit by a car close to his Center City home on Saturday night, the 27-year-old forward was taken to the hospital and later released, according to a team spokesperson who spoke with ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. Daryl Morey, the president of basketball operations for the 76ers, was among the team members who visited him there.
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Philadelphia Police stated in an email to The Associated Press that Oubre was struck at about 7 p.m. while crossing the intersection at Broad and Locust streets and was taken to Jefferson Hospital.
Police said there is an active investigation into the incident.
6ABC in Philadelphia reported police saying a silver vehicle fled the scene after the accident.
Oubre, in his ninth NBA season, signed a one-year deal with Philadelphia this offseason after averaging over 20 points per game for the Charlotte Hornets last season.
Oubre is averaging 16.3 points per game and shooting 50% from the field this year for the 76ers, and had moved into the team’s starting lineup after forward P.J. Tucker was sent to the LA Clippers as part of the James Harden trade earlier this season.
Oubre has earned wide praise for his two-way play this season, helping the 76ers win seven consecutive games to leap to the top of the Eastern Conference standings.
“I’m just glad he’s OK,” Hornets coach Steve Clifford said Sunday morning before the Hornets faced the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden. “He had a great year for us [last season]. We drafted [Brandon Miller and Nick Smith], so we just didn’t have a spot. But it’s just fortunate that he’s OK. I know he’s going to miss some time, but he’s going to be healthy, and everything’s OK.”
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